Every child loves the summer. No school work, warmer weather, and endless time to play with friends and just relax are among the many reasons children enjoy their time off. It is a time to reset and prepare for the next year of learning. While the summer months are a great time for a well deserved break from the stress and activity of the school year, it can also pose a threat to the achievements and hard work the students put in over the past school year. The "summer slide"
We are all still powering through COVID-19, a time where many have even less resources than they are used to having. For the last 10 months we have all been reflecting on the things we have taken for granted, discovered new ways of continuing our normal lives, and learned to let go of things we might have to do without for the time being. This specifically impacts children who need access to books, both for school and reading for fun. School and public libraries are the main
Up With Books has received a generous donation of hundreds of books from Dorothy Rouleau in memory of her sister, Barbara Rouleau. For many years, Barbara collected certain children's books for the stories they told to instruct and inform, for their colorful design and composition, their illustration, and for wisdom experienced through understanding. She found the books she collected to be particularly inspirational, and desired for her collection to be given to those who may
A big thank you to the Nordson Corporation Foundation for their generous grant to Up With Books to bring new books to low-income children and encourage the joys of reading. Thank you!! About Nordson Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions to help customers succeed worldwide. We engineer, manufacture and market differentiated products used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials and other materials; for fluid management; for test and in
Thank you to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for their very generous donation of over 3,500 books. This donation enables Up With Books to deliver almost 1,000 book bags to children this summer. We will continue this endeavor to deliver more book bags over the December break and every Summer. Thank you to all who have supported us - and a special thank you to Ayer Moving and Storage who helped us get this delivery. #UpWithBooks #rading #read #books #readbooks #education #support
Every Friday morning this summer we will be at the St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry reading and distributing books to the children in the Fitchburg area.
Now that summer is here, we need to encourage children to keep reading. Many children struggle with the "Summer Slide" once school is out and they no longer have access to books. Six out of ten households do not buy a single book in a year. Having books in their homes is a good step toward avoiding the summer slide and
World Book Day has been celebrated every April 23rd since 1995. It was started and organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization to promote reading. What other ways can we entice kids to read? #UpWithBooks #read #readers #reading #books #readbooks #MAkingadifference #education #bookstokids #kidsread #childrensbooks #worldbookday
Are you ready for the Holidays? Looking for a unique gift? As of today, there are only 62 days until Christmas!
Start your shopping early this year and help out a great cause too. Our auction will be online and ready for bidders in a few short weeks. All proceeds from this auction go towards new books to be distributed to underprivileged children.
You can take a peek at some of the unique items we have (link to auction on home page):
- A station tour of WHDH or WCV
Got books? We sure do! As summer nears, we are in the process of distributing books to schools, food pantries, shelters, and even directly to children in need. Our current inventory is over 2,500 books.
We believe that children deserve the opportunity to own at least one new book of their own. Up With books, inc. is a non-profit corporation started by two high school students. They saw that while there were many groups that provides assistance for basic needs, there was